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The EWWR Bulletin 6

The EWWR presented at the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC)

The EWWR presented at the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC)

(C) photo by European Union / Laurie Dieffembacq

On 12 October 2016, ACR+ was invited to speak at a EWRC workshop at the Committee of the Regions (CoR), entitled “EU LIFE programme: A chance for green business – innovation and job creation preserving the environment”. ACR+ presented some LIFE projects, including the EWWR, and their contribution to a circular economy.

The workshop showcased best practices of LIFE projects carried out by local and regional authorities and focused in particular on the new category of LIFE integrated projects and projects that support circular economy. Local and regional authorities were pointed out once more as key LIFE beneficiaries that play a vital role in bringing eco-innovations and environmental best practices to a wider audience.

ACR+ presented several of its LIFE projects in a presentation entitled “How LIFE projects can make a difference for a circular economy - some project examples”. The focus of the presentation was on the LIFE Future and LIFE EWWR projects, but also on the contribution of the LIFE Miniwaste and LIFE GreenCommerce.

As one of the “Best of the Best”awarded LIFE projects, the EWWR is consistent with the circular economy mission through its core awareness-raising activities but also through the concrete impacts on waste generation and recycling. First evaluations suggest that in the last three editions of the EWWR in 2013-2015, more than 36,000 actions with more than 420.000 direct participants took place. In each edition, more than 8.5 million people were indirectly reached and more than 50.000 t of waste were prevented, reused, or recycled.

Read more about the success of EWWR in the last Press File and prepare for the next edition taking place between 19 and 27 November!

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